[PW] Request Forbes database lookup for Einstein attributed quip about marriage
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Sun Jan 15 11:36:57 PST 2017
Wonderful. There is a match in: The Best Plays 1931-1932 (Burns
Mantle). Cynara was reprinted in this collection. I should be able to
check the hard copy later today.
JIM—Or Vice Versa.
TRING—Exactly! That's the trouble about marriage. Women always hope
it's going to change the husband. Men always hope it won't change
their wives — and both are disappointed! (He gets up.)
On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 1:59 PM, JanuaryE <januarye at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Antedatings and other pertinent citations welcome
> According to Google Books, the book Comedy Quotes from the Movies
> attributes a very similar quote to the movie Cynara (1932):
> "That's the trouble with marriage. Women always hope it's going to
> change the husbands; men always hope it won't change the wives. And
> both are disappointed."
> The movie is apparently based on the novel An Imperfect Lover by
> Robert Gore-Browne, which is in several libraries
> The Cynara script is in the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of
> Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, http://www.oscars.org/library.
> I've also seen the more Einsteinian version attributed to G. B. Shaw.
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